The shop where I purchased my sewing machine was having a 30th birthday celebration and a birthday card competition. The prizes were too good not to enter, and I was surprised more people didn’t. But good for me, because I won 2nd prize! Yay! I knew from taking my sewing classes at this shop , that my classmates were very into embellishing so since the customers were voting, I tried my bestest to embellish.
The name of the shop is Berry Patch Fabrics – do all quilt shops have such cute names?
The nicest part was that I had all the supplies on hand. The hardest part was hand stitching those itty-bitty buttons on for the “C”. Are my fine-motor skills getting worse with age? I think so. Them and my vision. As well as my grammar. 🙂
The prize was a gift certificate for $200 (aren’t they generous? First prize was a sewing machine – a Bernina 210). Since getting my machine I’ve discovered that Bernina dollars aren’t exactly on par with US dollars. I mean, they are up there with Husquvarny dollars and Pfaffy dollars. Now here’s where I need help Bernina-ites. Bernina accessories are in the under $100 range, in general, and then it’s big, huge thousand-dollar items. I have the basic quilting presser feet (walking foot, BSR), the ruffler, the plexiglass quilting table. What about the magnifying glasses? Should I get those in anticipation of my aging eyes? Just kidding! Anyway, I want to get the best bang for my Bernina buck. Can anyone help me on what their favorite presser foot is or other accessory? I have the 440 and no embroidery module. Thanks!